According to WTVR, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe‘s manslaughter trial in Prague, Czech Republic resumed earlier today (Monday, March 4) after court was adjourned last month due to missing witnesses.
Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.
A criminal psychologist appointed by the court, Tereza Soukupova, said that Blythe, during tests, demonstrated he had problems controlling his emotions. She said these features “were not deep” and that he was not mentally ill, but that he doesn’t take enough responsibility for his own actions, sometimes “crossing social norms.” She pointed to when Blythe was fined for speeding and urinating in public when he was younger.
A second criminal psychiatrist, Alena Gayova, who was appointed by the defense, said Blythe didn’t display any permanent “socially promiscuous” behavioral patterns. Even when in jail, when aggressive/anti-social behavior might be understandable, Gayova said Blythe showed normal results. She added he was not “overly aggressive.”
Also testifying today was an eyewitness, Anna Rozsivalova, who said Daniel attempted to climb the barrier to get onto the stage, but as he was pulling himself up, Blythe lifted him by the shoulders and pushed him off with two hands, from the front. She said Daniel fell backwards, and people moved away to avoid being hit.
A three-judge panel said it could deliver a verdict by tomorrow.
The parents of the alleged victim are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
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